£500 to invest? I’d buy the FTSE 100 in 2020

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. £500 to invest? I’d buy the FTSE 100 in 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 25th January, 2020 Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The FTSE 100 chalked up a fantastic performance last year. The index ended 2019 with a total gain of 12.1%, one of its best since the financial crisis. Indeed, since its inception, the lead index has returned around 7% per annum, so last year’s performance is well above the long-term average. Following this performance, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that the index is overbought. But it doesn’t look as if that’s the case. There are still plenty of companies in the FTSE 100 that appear to offer value at current levels.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…And with this being the case, it seems as if the UK’s leading blue-chip index still looks like an attractive investment for 2020. International exposureOne of the great things about the FTSE 100 compared to other UK stock index is its international exposure. Around 70% of its profits come from outside the UK.This means the lead index has plenty of international diversification, so it’s unlikely to be significantly impacted by Brexit, whatever the outcome of the UK’s divorce negotiations.Instead, it’s more exposed to global economic growth, which could pick up in 2020. Some encouraging signs are already starting to show. The world’s two largest economies, the United States and China, seem to have reached a tentative trade deal, bringing an end to the trade war that has dominated headlines for the past two years. By settling their differences, this agreement should only benefit an already robust global economy. Unemployment has plunged over the past few years and wage growth has returned, which should lead to increased consumer spending.Countries around the world are also committing money to big infrastructure projects. That should benefit the mining sector in general, which makes up a significant percentage of the FTSE 100. Easy to buySo the fundamentals for the global economy are improving, and the main index is one of the best ways to gain exposure to the economic recovery. Furthermore, it’s relatively straightforward to invest in it. Most online stock brokers now offer regular monthly investment plans, allowing investors to contribute as little as £50 a month. Most fund managers also offer low-cost FTSE 100 tracker funds. Therefore, it’s quite easy to buy into it regularly. A lump sum investment of £500 is more than enough to get started. The index currently supports a dividend yield of 4.3%. This would give an estimated £21.50 of income on an initial investment of £500.With additional monthly contributions of £50, this could quickly become a sizeable nest egg. After 10 years, it’s possible to build a savings pot worth £10,000, giving a potential annual passive income stream of £430. That’s assuming the money is invested in an FTSE 100 tracker fund.The bottom lineSo that’s where I’d invest £500 in 2020. Even though the index produced an above-average return in 2019, it seems as if investors will be well rewarded this year as well.last_img read more

LASK vs Manchester Utd: Ighalo predicts tough encounter

first_imgManchester United’s Europa league tie against Austrian side LASK on Thursday will not be a tea party. The club’s rave of the moment Odion Ighalo who made the prediction said he and his teammates have resolved to double effort with every match as there will be no easy tie from now till the end of the season. Ighalo who has already netted three goals for the Red Devils including a recent brace against Derby Country in the FA cup clash, revealed that there is currently a feeling of satisfaction in camp thanks to recent positive results, noting that such disposition has a way of gingering players to go the extra mile. “There are no easy matches as a matter of fact there will be no easy match till the end of the season. We are looking forward to the Europa league tie on Thursday and it is not going to be cheap. The good thing is that there is a feeling of satisfaction in camp because when you are playing and getting the required result everybody is happy,” he said Man United only at the weekend defeated Manchester City 2-0 at the Old Trafford the third time they will be beating their City rivals this season, a feat which the Nigerian international said is not a walk in the park. “To have beaten such a team three times in a season is no mean feat,” he noted.Advertisement Loading… The former Changchun Yatai of China ace who joined Shanghai Greenland Shenhua in 2019 before embarking on loan move to Man Utd this year opined that he is currently enjoying his sojourn at the Old Trafford and is determined to work harder to maintain the tempo. Austrian side LASK reacts after overcoming Alkmaar Zaansterek 2-0 Ighalo’s impressive run since arriving Man U has forced a call in some quarters for him to return to the national team, an issue he is yet to respond to. In what could pass for a proactive reaction Super Eagles and Lille forward Victor Osimhen declared recently that there is nothing wrong with the 31 year old former Watford ace returning to the national team. Read Also Man U move:  Ighalo escapes compulsory military training It will be recalled that Ighalo who scored the only goal in Nigeria’s third place match against Tunisia at the last Nations Cup in Egypt announced his retirement from the national team after the tournament. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldTop 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love With6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneIt Looks Like An Ordinary Doughnut, But It Glows In The Dark!last_img read more